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Oxwich Castle

   

 

   

Oxwich castle, located a stones throw from Oxwich Bay was rebuilt in the 16th century by Sir Rice Mansel, more in the style of a country manor than a castle. This was because the need for fortified castles had lessened considerably and Gower was thought to be in the safe hands of notable local families.

A farm forms an integral part of the castle and grounds and cows and geese can be seen strolling through the ruined structure. When the Mansel family lived there pigeons were reared as a source of fresh meat and a noteworthy feature is the carved coat of arms above the doorway

Oxwich Castle

   
   

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